Sunday, July 24, 2011
Why are women who appear on stage or in film, or on television not content to wear their age as it happens? Skin sags a bit, wrinkles etch the face, hair grays. Why do women try to hide all this? I acknowledge that men also touch up their hair and have a surgical tuck or two. But women go to extremes. Blond is a recessive gene. Why has it become the must-have hair color for TV anchors? Why isn't gray hair revered as evidence of the wisdom that comes with passing years? Age brings plenty of aches and limitations. It's too bad that, for women, it also brings such denial.